Josiah Heidt, JD, and Jackeline Solivan, JD, both of the Cornell University eRulemaking Initiative, presented a poster entitled Regulation Room: Moving Towards Civic Participation 2.0, at dg.o 2012: 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, held 4-7 June 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Here is the abstract:
Rulemaking is one of the U.S. government’s most important policymaking methods. Although broad transparency and participation rights are part of its legal structure, significant barriers prevent effective engagement by many groups of interested citizens. Regulation Room, an experimental open government partnership between academic researchers and government agencies, is a socio-technical participation system that uses multiple methods to alert and effectively engage new voices in rulemaking.
For the full text of the poster, please contact the authors.
Thanks to Mr. Heidt for allowing me to post the abstract.